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from Leicester to Birmingham

You can get from Leicester to Birmingham by train, bus or flight.

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Sat
27 Nov
£11Cross Country
£8National Express
Sun
28 Nov
£11Cross Country
£8National Express
Mon
29 Nov
£11Cross Country
£7National Express
Tue
30 Nov
£9Cross Country
£7National Express
Wed
1 Dec
£18Cross Country
£6National Express
Thu
2 Dec
£18Cross Country
£6National Express
Fri
3 Dec
£18Cross Country
£7National Express
Sat
4 Dec
£11Cross Country
£7National Express
Sun
5 Dec
£17Cross Country
£7National Express
Mon
6 Dec
£11Cross Country
£7National Express
Tue
7 Dec
£9Cross Country
£7National Express
Wed
8 Dec
£8Cross Country
£5National Express
Fri
10 Dec
£11Cross Country
£8National Express
Sat
11 Dec
£11Cross Country
£7National Express
Sun
12 Dec
£11Cross Country
£8National Express
Mon
13 Dec
£11Cross Country
£7National Express
Wed
15 Dec
£17Cross Country
£4National Express
Thu
16 Dec
£9Cross Country
£6National Express
Fri
17 Dec
£17Cross Country
£8National Express

Travel Information from Leicester to Birmingham

distanceDistance33 miles (54 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£5 - £11
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £5 • 1 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £11 • 48 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Cross Country

Travel 33 miles (54 km) by coach or train to Birmingham from Leicester. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 48 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £5. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are National Express or Cross Country among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach from Leicester to Birmingham.

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FAQs
What are my travel options from Leicester to Birmingham?

There are 2 travel options from Leicester to Birmingham: coach or train.

What is the cheapest way from Leicester to Birmingham?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Leicester to Birmingham, which costs on average £5.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Birmingham:

A coach is £6 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Leicester to Birmingham costing on average £11.

What is the fastest way from Leicester to Birmingham?

The fastest way from Leicester to Birmingham is by train with an average journey time of 48 min.

Other travel options to Birmingham from Leicester can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 1 h 10 min.

How many miles from Leicester to Birmingham would I travel?

The distance between Leicester and Birmingham is around 33 miles (54 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Leicester to Birmingham?

The average frequency per day from Leicester to Birmingham is:

  • 25 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Leicester to Birmingham as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from Leicester to Birmingham?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Leicester to Birmingham:

  • Coaches mostly depart from Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station and arrive in Birmingham, Coach Station.
  • Trains from Leicester to Birmingham most often leave from Leicester and arrive in Birmingham New Street.
Which travel companies can take me from Leicester to Birmingham?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Leicester to Birmingham:

  • You can take a coach from Leicester to Birmingham with National Express. Cheap tickets can be found for £5 with National Express from Leicester to Birmingham.
  • You can travel between Leicester and Birmingham by train with Cross Country. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £11 with Cross Country from Leicester to Birmingham.
Is there a way to travel directly from Leicester to Birmingham?

Yes, there are direct routes from Leicester to Birmingham with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find direct coach services to Birmingham with National Express.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Birmingham tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this journey.

Where else should I travel to after my journey to Birmingham from Leicester ends?
Many of our customers travelling from Leicester to Birmingham don't make Birmingham their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are London, Manchester or Glasgow, either of which you could add to your Leicester and Birmingham trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Birmingham to any of these top destinations today!
How early should I buy tickets to Birmingham from Leicester online for the best deals?

Before travelling from Leicester to Birmingham, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £5 one way for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket is £11 one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking Leicester to Birmingham tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.